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Susan Brown, "General Hospital" actress, dead at 86

Susan Brown, the actress responsible for her role as Dr. Gail Baldwin is known at General Hospital died on Friday. She was 86 years old.

The news of her death was confirmed by executive producer of the ABC soap opera, Frank Valentini, who came to Twitter to express his condolences to the actress' family and friends.

"It is a very sad day in Port Charles when the wonderful Susan Brown (" Gail Baldwin ") died today, my sincere condolences to her family and to all who knew this amazing woman. @GeneralHospital," wrote Valentini ,

Brown first appeared on the long-running TV series in 1977, recurring up and down until 1

985 and guest appearances until 2004. Her role earned her a daytime Emmy nomination in 1979.

With over 50 credits for her name, Brown also repeated her role as Baldwin in the General Hospital spin -off, Port Charles as well as in series such as Frasier, Beverly Hills, 90210, Hotel, Santa Barbara, Murder, They and The Name of the Game.

Kin Shriner, who played Brown's screen-stepson, Scotty on the popular soap, has expressed his grief on social media when he heard the news of her death.

Best friends and co-stars Susan Brown dies today She played Gail Baldwin @GeneralHospital my mom RIP Susan I'll miss all our laughs, "he tweeted and added a second post," She was funny like Peter, what a happy ride I had my TV parents! "

Actress Jackie Zeman also tweeted, "Kin, I'm so sorry for your loss. I'll miss Susan too. She was so special, on set and in friendship. I remember all the good times we shared our lunch breaks at our @GeneralHospital #GH at their fantastic dinner parties in their beautiful home. RIP Susan + God Bless. @Kinshriner. "

The sad news comes after Hollywood has said goodbye to several public figures in recent months including Aretha Franklin, John McCain, Robin Leach, and more.

For more on stars we've lost recently, see below:


Former President Barack Obama testifies to John McCain at the memorial service

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Aretha Franklin dead at 76: Barbra Streisand, John Legend and more respond

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